Music takes the limelight at Houma, a listening bar in Gunawarman that takes its cues from Japanese jazz cafés, luring diners with plant-based cocktails and comfort dishes into its homey abode.
Boasting a collection of tequila and familiar tapas, Cantinero in Gunawarman spills with a show of Mexican spirit, getting people together to simply have fun after a long day at work.
Set on the 23rd level of the newly-opened Park Hyatt in Kebon Sirih is The Bar. Modelled after classic New York bars, it welcomes guests with a polished interior, craft cocktails and live music to drown the night, steering away from the idea that hotel bars are exclusive and intimidating.
Set within a sports compound, Bura Bura in Cilandak hones in on a tight curation of inventive, well-executed cocktails. Each as distinct as the next, the Japanese-influenced bar knows how to deliver crafted cocktails with as much personality as flavour.
Somewhere between a speakeasy and a neighbourhood pub, Spill and Still in Menteng nails the basics, where good cocktails are served over easy chatter and drinks personified to one’s fancy.
Making up for lost time, micro bar Slits reopened with a new space at Pelaspas Nipah, boasting a tidy list of neat cocktails, a new food menu and a welcoming shift to a ‘day bar’ concept.